S.I. No. 611/2015 - Policing Authority (Establishment Day) Order 2015.

Notice of the making of this Statutory Instrument was published in

“Iris Oifigiúil” of 5th January, 2016.

I, FRANCES FITZGERALD, Minister for Justice and Equality, in exercise of the powers conferred on me by section 62A (inserted by section 44 of the Garda Síochána (Policing Authority and Miscellaneous Provisions) Act 2015 (No. 49 of 2015)) of the Garda Síochána Act 2005 (No. 20 of 2005) (as adapted by the Justice and Law Reform (Alteration of Name of Department and Title of Minister) Order 2011 ( S.I. No. 138 of 2011 )), hereby order as follows:

1. This Order may be cited as the Policing Authority (Establishment Day) Order 2015.

2. The 1st day of January 2016 is appointed to be the establishment day of the Policing Authority.


GIVEN under my Official Seal,

22 December 2015.


Minister for Justice and Equality.


This note is not part of the Instrument and does not purport to be a legal interpretation.)

This Order establishes the Policing Authority with effect from 1 January 2016. The Authority will provide independent oversight of the functions of the Garda Síochána in relation to the provision of policing services in the State.